Mot Cot Pagoda

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anh tuan Nguyen
by dalbera
published on 30 September 2013
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Mot Cot Pagoda is a pagoda in the center of Hanoi. It was built in 1049 CE by Li Thanh Tong King. The temple is constructed of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter, and it is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, which is a Buddhist symbol of purity (as lotus often thrives in muddy ponds). In 1954 CE, the French Union forces destroyed the pagoda before withdrawing from Vietnam after the First Indochina War and it was subsequently rebuilt.

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dalbera, . (2013, September 30). Mot Cot Pagoda. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1441/mot-cot-pagoda/

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